August 5th, 2012 by tharealharlemista

Just in time to keep your Olympic buzz going, Velocissimo Cycle is opening any day now on Adam Clayton Powell and 112th, conveniently near Central Park for all your biking needs.

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August 16th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

Back in July, we told you about how the lead actors of Premium Rush, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Dania Ramirez (Entourage), were spotted filming in Harlem. They have been filming throughout the City (and a good portion in Harlem) most of the summer. Well, it looks like the cast of Premium Rush will be back again in Harlem filming…this Thursday. There were signs stapled over the weekend on every tree or taped to every pole along 110th Street, starting from Columbus Avenue all the way to Broadway. The red papered signs  say Premium Rush will be filming from 11 AM to 11 PM on August 19th. Columbia Pictures gave locals five days notice. I wonder why?

So if you want to see some filming action and actors playing bike messengers at the base of Harlem, head on over there. But please, if a production assistant does not let you get close to the set, we encourage you to walk away and tell them to have a nice day. Take the high road and leave the violent altercations to those folks located you know where (wink, wink)!

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July 20th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life


By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

If you’ve seen these two individuals in the photos below biking around Harlem, don’t hire them or give them a package to deliver. First,they are way too cute and second, these are actually the lead actors for Premium Rush, a film about a bike messenger who picks up a package at Columbia University. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Dania Ramirez (“Heroes”) star in the film and have been on set in Harlem the past two days.

On Monday, they were filming along West 110th Street from Manhattan Ave to Amsterdam Avenue. Today, Tuesday, they were spotted at 145th Street and Broadway. I think it’s fair to say the director picked some hills that stretch far for biking scenes. Some of us have biked around Harlem and can attest our hills can give you a workout. I wonder if Joseph and Dania have experienced what we have?

Premium Rush is expected to be in theaters in 2011!

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March 18th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

If your’e anything like me you love to  cycle.    Now’s a great time to get in touch with an important resource.  The Department of Transportation’s web site. 

I includes any and everything you need.  Including street scene live cams (Harlem based cams), maps, parking resources, even applications to request that commercial building owners let you park your bike on site!  Check this and more out at their site. 

Also remember that once a Summer NYC gives out free helmets – I got mine last year!  Looks stylish and offers great protection too.

Also perhaps most importantly, don’t forget that if you happen to be biking in Harlem please stop by the bikeshop Modsquad.

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December 1st, 2008 by Harlem Condo Life

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October 15th, 2008 by Harlem Condo Life


As reported on, a new (or relocated) bike shop has arrived on FDB between 114th and 115th St. Their sign is up and it looks sharp!  I am sure their web site will soon follow, click here!

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